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Denali Explorer

4 Days / 3 Nights
Fairbanks to Anchorage
From USD$2,374 per person
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Departure dates

(Tour Code: MPFAI03) Departs from Fairbanks: Daily


All pricing is in United States of America USD$


04 Jun - 05 Jun, 2020
06 Jun - 31 Aug, 2020
01 Sep - 11 Sep, 2020





Prices are per person and include all taxes.

Child age 10 yrs & under

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Start in Fairbanks and travel south through Denali National Park for two nights at Denali Backcountry Lodge. Go hiking, photographing scenery, gold panning or mountain biking and enjoy delicious meals served in the main cabin. The remainder of your travel onwards to Anchorage will be spent on Alaska Railroad.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Fairbanks to Denali | Alaska Railroad
Day 2
Denali Backcountry Lodge
Day 3
Lodge to Denali National Park Entrance
Day 4
Denali to Anchorage | Alaska Railroad

The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation.

Day 1 Fairbanks to Denali Backcountry Lodge (Rail / Coach)
Early this morning take the Denali Star, the Alaska Railroad’s flagship train, in the Goldstar Railcar to Denali National Park. This afternoon, board a shuttle to Kantishna. The 148km/92mi, 6-hour journey to Kantishna along the restricted Park Road is called one of the grandest drives on earth, with chances to see Grizzlies, Moose, Caribou and Golden Eagles along the way. The end of the road is Kantishna and the Denali Backcountry Lodge, your home for the next 2 nights. You will arrive in time for dinner at the Lodge. (Breakfast onboard the train & dinner at the lodge is included today)

Day 2 Denali Backcountry Lodge - Kantishna
Nestled in a snug valley, the Denali Backcountry Lodge is a true wilderness experience, with your own heated cabin. The lodge is located at the end of the restricted 148km/92mi Park Road with just a small bush airstrip and the vast interior of Alaska beyond. You can experience activities such as: day hikes (casual, moderate, or extreme), view and photograph Denali (Mount McKinley), gold panning, botany walks, shuttle to Wonder Lake and mountain biking. You can also visit Fannie Quigley’s Cabin, home of one of the original miners from early in the twentieth century. Meals are served in the main two-story lodge. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner is included today)

Day 3 Denali Backcountry Lodge to Denali National Park Entrance (Coach)
An early departure this morning gives you another opportunity to view the magnificent scenery along the route back to the Denali National Park Entrance and a transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Denali Village. (Breakfast is included today)

Day 4 Denali to Anchorage (Rail)
This morning is open for optional activities such as: whitewater rafting down the Nenana River, helicopter flightseeing over the park, landing on a glacier, or hiking. At midday, board the Alaska Railroad and travel by Goldstar Railcar for the day trip to Anchorage. As you travel along the Susitna River, you may catch a glimpse of the majestic Mount Denali or black bears along the banks of the river. (Lunch & dinner is included onboard the train today)

Package Includes:

  • Accommodation including taxes for 3 nights
    • Kantishna - Denali Backcountry Lodge (Traditional Cabin) (Included meals -2 dinners, 1 lunch, 2 breakfasts)
    • Denali Park Entrance - Grande Denali Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Alaska Railroad - Fairbanks to Denali Goldstar Service with dome car seating & private outdoor viewing deck (breakfast is included onboard train)
  • Denali Backcountry Adventure Tour from Denali Train Station to Denali Backcountry Lodge
  • Activities at Denali Backcountry Lodge
  • Coach transfer from Denali Backcountry Lodge to Denali Entrance Hotel
  • Alaska Railroad - Denali to Anchorage Goldstar Service with dome car seating & private outdoor viewing deck (lunch & dinner onboard train)

Not Included:

  • Fairbanks transfer between hotel and train station (please note some hotels provide complimentary transfers)
  • Anchorage transfer between train station and hotel (please note some hotels provide complimentary transfers)
  • Gratuities
  • Activities other than specified
  • Meals other than specified


Denali Back Country Lodge


Grande Denali Lodge